Who We Are

North Carolinians Against Gun Violence is made up of supporters across the state. NCGV board members are selected by our Board of Directors and elected by our general membership. 


2018 Board of Directors 

Don Arabian is a retired senior executive from the Federal government who is a local community organizer and strong advocate of gun violence prevention programs in South East North Carolina.

David Beck, born and raised in Winston-Salem, is the Director of Public Policy and Media Relations at Self-Help Credit Union in Durham since 1998. 

Beth Berngartt is currently retired after a career as a paralegal followed by over 20 years working in the non-profit management field in Raleigh.  She has been an active advocate against gun violence since moving to North Carolina from Georgia in 1989.

Chip Carnathan has served on the NCGV Board for 5 years and has been a member of the organization for 7 years.  He is active in a wide range of civic, recreational and community groups in Orange and Durham counties.

Kris Evans holds an MBA and while she has spent the last decade out of the workforce to raise her kids, she has been an active volunteer with a number of non profits in the Charlotte area.

Wesley McMahon has ten years of experience working with non-profit organizations. He is currently a full time father of two young children and an active advocate against gun violence.  He is the Treasurer for NCGV.

Dr. John Moses is a pediatrician at Duke Medicine and the President of the Board of Directors of NCGV.

Zoe Nichols is a high school senior. She’s survived a code red drill, knows how to fire a gun, and believes that gun safety and personal freedom go hand in hand

Aleta Payne is Executive Director of the Johnson Service Corps; she is a native Virginian but has been a resident of North Carolina for almost two decades.

Renuka Soll has volunteered in her community while raising her children. She has been residing in North Carolina for about 15 years.

Jeremy Sugg is a husband, father and attorney in Charlotte who advocates for responsible gun ownership, and common-sense gun regulations.



Staff and Consultants

Rebecca Ceartas, Executive Director, has been leading NCGV since 2014 and has 18 years of experience with non profits.

Tracy Kondracki, Finance Administrator Consultant, founder of the Green Bean Counters, providing business services to non-profits and other environmentally & socially mindful small businesses since 2005.

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